Vices & Virtues is the third studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco, released on March 22, 2011 on Fueled by Ramen. Produced by John Feldmann and Butch Walker, the album marks the debut of the band's two-man lineup, featuring vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith, following the departure of primary lyricist and guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker in July 2009.
The record originated from the departure of primary lyricist and guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker in July 2009. While Walker and Ross' exit left a hole in the Panic! songwriting regime, the experience became the catalyst for Urie finding his own voice and the confidence to take over as the band's principal songsmith. The lyrics, billed as a "study in human behavior", touch on themes of manipulation and confusion. Vices & Virtues took over two years to create, and the increased time in the studio brought forth new musical experimentation.
Upon release, the album received relatively positive reviews. Critics praised the album's wide variety of musical stylings, while citing compositional simplicity and Urie's verbose lyricism as detractors. Preceded by lead single, "The Ballad of Mona Lisa", the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, selling 56,000 copies within its first week. (from wikipedia)
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1. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
2. Let's Kill Tonight
5. Trade Mistakes
6. Ready to Go (Get Out of My Mind)
8. The Calendar
9. Sarah Smiles
10. Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)
11. Stall Me
12. Oh Glory (demo)
13. I Wanna Be Free
14. Turn Off the Lights
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